Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area

Biden Administration announces First-Ever Funding Opportunity for Coordinated Approaches to Address Unsheltered Homelessness, Including Resources for Rural Communities 

?The HUD package includes $322 million, including $54.5 million set aside for rural communities, permanent housing, supportive services, and other costs. Package also provides $43 million to fund approximately 4,000 new incremental Housing Choice Vouchers. 


WASHINGTON - The Biden Administration through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.


The $365 million package includes grant funds along with additional vouchers that will enhance communities’ capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, health care, and supportive services. This Initiative for Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness being made available by HUD strongly promotes partnerships with health care organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived experience and expertise of homelessness.


View the full HUD Press Release Here


Note: MO-602 is not considered rural and is unable to apply for Rural funds. See Appendix B below for more details. 


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